Telethon 2018 Phones

Volunteers manage the phones at 2018 Catalyst Telethon.

MANSFIELD -- Since 1992, Catalyst Life Services has raised more than $2,381,408 million at its annual Catalyst Rehab Telethon to help ensure the Rehab Center can continue to provide services to people living with disabilities throughout North Central Ohio.

The telethon, generously sponsored by dozens of individuals and companies, is vital to Catalyst and we urging our readers to support it in any way they can.

You can donate online here, and of course, during the telethon event happening on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Richland Mall. 

For 29 years, Catalyst Life Services has supported the residents of Richland County by offering comprehensive resources for adults and children. Today, it remains a much-needed asset for enriching lives that Richland Source and Source Brand Solutions are proud to support.

For me, Catalyst isn’t just a thing I support on a professional level. Their services have been personal. At different times over the past 20 years, the Catalyst staff have been valuable resources in my life and the life of my family. They’ve helped us get through tough times, provided guidance when we needed it, and always showed up in our lives as trustworthy and empathetic advocates. 

You may not know this, but Catalyst Life Services is a collaboration between The Center for Individual & Family Services and The Rehabilitation Service of North Central Ohio. The combined agencies date back to as early as 1953.

Catalyst’s various life services include audiology services, Child Adolescent Health Services and Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services. 

The Source’s founder and CEO, Carl Fernyak, has supported the outpatient facility for many years due to their ability to provide a valuable service to the community.

“Every community has challenges, and Catalyst is providing solutions,” Fernyak said. “It’s providing hope; it’s providing results to the community in regards to these challenges.”  

As an agent of change to help the people they serve lead better, more fulfilling lives, Catalyst Life Services will continue to serve Richland County for as long as Richland County needs them. 

“We’re just very fortunate in the community to have their services,” Fernyak said. “It’s one more thing that makes Richland County great.” 

The 29th Annual Catalyst Rehab Telethon will occur on Feb. 1 at Richland Mall from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be animals, crafts, games, prizes and more with different community organizations giving information about their efforts and causes. All proceeds will benefit Catalyst Life Services. 

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